44 Geology Minerals with properties. Premade table with encoded data for your memorization pleasure

Hello, I put a good amount of time into this as a beginner project to get me more versed with things, so I ended up encoding what is in mineral-identification-chart-1.xls to the table that is in
memory_list_minerals_revised_encoded.xlsx and 1 corresponds to 1, 2 to 2, etc.

I realize that people have different images for numbers so I took the liberty to find and remove the images I had for my numbers (for the MOHS hardness) and replaced them with the corresponding number, so all you have to do is go and type what your image is in place of the number and you're good to go.

Further, I attached a list of what the translation of the encoded images are. I feel like I did a pretty good job, you may want to stick with it. Translucent = Sauteed Onions, Vitreous (means glassy) is Petri Dish. Honeycomb = Hexagonal. Easy stuff like that. There are 44 minerals listed here with there cleavage/fracture properties, hardness, luster, etc. I designed this for use with 44 Loci and chain association up to 14 places. If anyone wants to revise this feel free, it is for the greater good now. Good luck.

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memory_list_minerals_revised_encoded.xlsx 21.55 KB
imagelistforminerals.doc 23.5 KB
mineral-identification-chart-1.xls 80.5 KB
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8 April, 2015 - 15:44
Joined: 3 years 9 months ago

Hi Gabriel86,
Can you refresh the links to the table as they're not working (viewing from a smart phone)

10 April, 2015 - 20:54
Joined: 1 year 10 months ago

They were missing due to an import bug. I've just added them back.

11 April, 2015 - 16:08
Joined: 3 years 9 months ago

Thanks Josh

6 April, 2016 - 20:00
Joined: 2 years 11 months ago

Wow, I compiled this so long ago. Just now coming back to see it. I compiled all that data for a test. The teacher ended up testing us for maybe three or four of those random minerals. But you know what, on the back of the test, I wrote them all down, with all of their associated properties, because I could. Show off? Yes, but hey, he's (teacher) the only one that saw it. Not like I was posting it on a forum for millions to have access to. :) I was glad to have the information anyway, and it was great practice. Looking at this now, out of practice (how does that happen?!) I find myself wondering what in the devil is THIS?! :-)

Thinking back, I know how I became out of practice. College became easy. As I advanced through my courses, it just became easier. I'm not sure if this had to do with me becoming a better student, or some other factor. Probably, the reason is, I opted to take my hardest subjects first, to "get them out of the way." Then, with my English classes, I did really well in without any kind of memory techniques/training.

Now that I'm a little older, a little wiser, and going into my third year, which WILL be tough, I have a renewed interest in training my memory. However, I plan to not let go of it this time. It helped me too much to not consider it a part of my life, until the day I die. Which is why I supported your Kickstarter, Josh!

28 April, 2016 - 17:00
Joined: 1 year 10 months ago


Which is why I supported your Kickstarter, Josh!

Thanks for the support! :)

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